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UC San Diego Singers Hit
High Note at Country Music Awards

A group of UC San Diego students stood on an empty stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during a dress rehearsal. They looked out at a sea of empty seats. That's when it finally sunk in: they were going to perform with hit country singer Taylor Swift during the Academy of Country Music Awards. The seats would then all be filled, many of them with well-known country music stars. The Tritones, a campus a cappella group, were Swift’s back-up singers during the awards ceremony April 18. arrow More arrow

National Geographic Taps UCSD
Students for Technology Solutions

LinUC San Diego and the National Geographic Society have signed a research collaboration agreement to create the UCSD-NGS Engineers for Exploration program — paving the way for graduate and undergraduate students on the campus to develop technology solutions for National Geographic explorers and expeditions. More arrow

UC San Diego Named
One of Nation’s “Happiest” Colleges

LinUC San Diego is ranked among the nation’s happiest colleges for its nightlife, number of student organizations, retention rate and sunny days, according to the Daily Beast, a news reporting and commentary website. More arrow

UC San Diego Rated One of the Nation’s
Most Environmentally-Responsible Universities

trash sort UC San Diego has been rated once again as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible universities, this time by The Princeton Review. The education services company selected UC San Diego for inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” a resource for college applicants. More arrow

UCSD Near You Brings University’s
Best to Alumni Across the Country

richard bolyUC San Diego will kick off its spring UCSD Near You tour on April 26 with a visit to Washington, D.C.  Hosted by the UCSD Alumni Association, this innovative series brings nationally recognized faculty and alumni speakers to key regions of the country to share innovative discoveries and accomplishments with alumni, parents and friends. Event speakers discuss groundbreaking research and campus news as it relates to current national and global issues. More arrow

Study Says Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Hurting Global Environment, Security and Financial Health
DavidVictorA comprehensive assessment of global fossil-fuel subsidies has found that governments are spending $500 billion annually on policies that undermine energy security and worsen the environment. The study, titled “The Politics of Fossil-Fuel Subsidies” by David Victor, a professor of political science with the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, was one of five released April 22 by the Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. More arrow

$200,000 in Federal Training Funds
Available for White Collar Career Transitions

To combat persistent unemployment and speed the local recovery, the San Diego Workforce Partnership awarded funds to UC San Diego Extension to provide no-cost training to Workforce Investment Act eligible white collar individuals. The training offered will prepare displaced professionals and paraprofessionals who need job transition and lifetime career management skills. More arrow

It’s Reading Time
bookfairChancellor Marye Anne Fox read to children at the Early Childhood Education Center during a book fair held this month. Fox acted out several children's classics.


Four UC San Diego Professors Elected Members of Prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences
AAASmcginnisFour UC San Diego faculty members are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, humanities and arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new fellows and foreign honorary members announced today join one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. More arrow

New Microsurgical Practice Lab
at Shiley Eye Center Pays Tribute to Alumnus

Dr EricsonDr. Lamont Ericson completed his ophthalmology residency at UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center in 1996 and went on to establish a successful ophthalmology practice in Utah. Yet, Ericson’s impact reaches far beyond his professional accomplishments. His classmates, professors, colleagues, patients and the numerous students he mentored remember Ericson who died in 2007 of pancreatic cancer — for his sharp intellect, kind heart and skilled hands. Now, Ericson’s name will live on in perpetuity at the Shiley Eye Center. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Cell Phones to 'Smell' Biochem Attack?
April 21, 2010
  arrow Conversation: Pulitzer Prize
Winner in Poetry, Rae Armantrout

April 19, 2010
  arrow The Importance of Friendship
April 23, 2010
  arrow Heartening Hospital News
Medical Legacy in Hillcrest Vital for Region

San Diego Union-Tribune, Editorial
April 21, 2010
  arrow Taylor Swift Gives Triumphant
Performance But Loses Out at ACMs
April 19, 2010

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Get Your Picture
Taken for
Mother's Day

Wish your mother, sister, grandma, aunt, or other important woman in your life a happy Mother's Day with a photo. Wear your UCSD shirt, bring flowers, make a sign, and smile. All photos will be posted online and available for viewing beginning May 7. The event, to be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 and 6 in the Price Center East outisde of the Loft, is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. More arrow

Need Something Fun
for Your Child to Do
this Summer?

Find out about summer and year-round UCSD camps and enrichment programs for children and teens.
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Staff Education and Development Courses

Campus Asset Management Training
1:30 p.m. to 3. p.m.
10. a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Networking, Part 2: Network Management and Troubleshooting
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Academic Personnel: Introduction to Academic Personnel
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

What's Happening
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UCSD Cares
May 1 -- 7, 2010
Greenovation Forum: Knowledge and Sustainability
4 p.m.
May 11, 2010
Calit2 Auditorium at Atkinson Hall
An Evening with Chicano Artist Lalo Alcaraz
6 p.m.
April 29, 2010
Cross Cultural Center
Spring Sprint
Moores Cancer Center Spring Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
7 a.m.
May 2, 2010
Mission Bay
Mozart Masterpieces & Berg Violin Concerto
8 p.m.
May 1, 2010
Mandeville Center
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You Do The Math





2: nationwide rank of the Jacobs School of Engineering’s biomedical/bioengineering program according to "America’s Best Graduate Schools," 2011 Edition, released by U.S. News & World Report

10: nationwide rank of UC San Diego’s School of Medicine AIDS program

13: nationwide rank of the Jacobs School of Engineering as a whole

16: nationwide rank of the School of Medicine as a whole

Faculty Authors

The Burden of Excellence
by Cecil Lytle

This stirring memoir by the retired provost of Thurgood Marshall College at UCSD tells the story of his five-year struggle to establish a model college-preparatory public charter school for children from underrepresented backgrounds on the campus of a major state university. More arrow

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